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Comedy, from its ritual beginnings, has celebrated creative energy. The primitive
revels out of which comedy arose frankly acknowledged man's animal nature; the
animal masquerades and the phallic processions are the obvious witnesses to ...
The role of the scapegoats Sir Philip Sidney's definition of comedy English
comedy of humours The form imposed by music. ceremonial, a seasonal
pantomime in which the old year, in the guise of an aged king (or hero or god), is
killed, and ...
In comedy of this high and sublime sort, patience, repentance, and forgiveness
are opposed to the viciously circular pattern of crime, which begets vengeance,
which begets more crime. Comedy of this sort deals in regeneration and rebirth.
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